- B.Sc., (Hons), Applied Biology, University of Hertfordshire, UK, 1996
- British Toxicology Society (BTS)
- Industrial Genotoxicity Group (IGG)
Mr. Hynes is an experienced regulatory toxicologist and genetic toxicologist having worked in the beauty, household, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. He has considerable experimental/technical knowledge of genetic toxicology gained through 25+ years as a Principle Genetic Toxicologist at GSK and Head of in vivo Genetic Toxicology at a contract research organization (CRO) and additionally through Study Monitoring (10+ years).
Mr. Hynes has expert knowledge of in vitro/in vivo skin and eye irritation studies and skin sensitization. In addition, he is an expert in the OECD [Q]SAR Toolbox and presented at ECHA in 2011 on the industry experiences and future requirements/enhancements. He was a member of the action group for the ECETOC Technical Report 116 publication on "Category Approaches, Read-Across and [Q]SAR."
While in the fragrance industry, he was a member of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) genetic toxicology, repeated dose toxicity/DART and Computational toxicology expert working groups. Geoff managed and presented at the French Society of Genetic Toxicology (2009) as lead European laboratory for the international validation trial of the In vivo Rodent Alkaline Comet Assay organized by the Japanese Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (JaCVAM). In addition, he was the initial EU CRO representative for the drafting of the new Test Guidance 487 on the In vitro Mammalian Cell Micronucleus Test (MNvit) prior to changing positions.
Geoff is a member of the British Toxicology Society.